Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central District on Monday, November 16, has frowned at the use of name of the late premier of Northern Nigeria and Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello to gain political gains while failing to preserve his legacies.
The senator expressed his displeasure when he visited Ali Sarki, 89, the official driver of the Sardauna of Sokoto. He regretted the neglect of the driver by the 19 northern state governments.
He advised that associates of the founding fathers of Nigeria independence like the Sardauna, Akintola Azikiwe, Awolowo and others should not be neglected by governments of the day but should be accorded with due respect.
Sani noted that instead of northern politicians to preserve the legacy of Ahmadu Bello for posterity, they are busy using his name for cheap political gains, Vanguard reports.
He said: “Look at Sir Ahmadu Bello’s driver, Ali Sarki Mota, he drove Sardauna to every official function. He witnessed his killing by soldiers, but today, at 89 years old, he is being neglected by governments of the region.
“Driving is a noble profession, and Alhaji Ali did it to the best of his knowledge by serving Sardauna to the best of his ability and love for the profession.
“Sardauna’s name should not be a launch pad for politicians to use at elections, rather they should emulate his selfless services to the people of North in particular and Nigeria in general.
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“Sardauna lived and died for Nigeria, his life should continue to be celebrated by the people. If we have the likes of Sardauna, Awolowo, Nnamdi Azikiwe, stealing in government will not be possible, but our political elites have turned politics into money making ventures.”
Meanwhile, Sarki Mota has thanked Senator Sani for remembering him and prayed that God’s blessing be with you.
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